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Founder and CEO of eToro, Yoni Assia, Joins Bancor Protocol Advisory Board

Blockchain startup Bancor has announced the addition of long-time fintech entrepreneur and investor Yoni Assia to the Bancor Protocol advisory board. As founder and CEO of eToro, the world’s largest social trading and investment network, Yoni brings with him years of insights and successful company building experience in the fields of finance, trading, Blockchain and social networks, all central to Bancor’s product vision and ecosystem development.

“I am very excited to join the Bancor advisory board and to promote the protocol and its benefits. This technical solution for token exchange will create massive efficiencies in the new financial world which may help speed up adoption and the transition from the traditional economy we are all waiting for” said Mr. Assia.

Between 2007 and 2013, the company raised $31.5 million in four rounds of funding. In December 2014, eToro raised $27 million from Russian and Chinese investors.

Yoni has been active in cryptocurrency since 2010, and started the Colored Coins protocol in 2013. He then hosted Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, at the eToro offices in the early days of Colored Coins’s development, after which he took this concept successfully forward with Ethereum. Yoni is a well known speaker on the future of finance, fintech and Blockchain.

In his spare time, Yoni is developing a new currency concept that will promote a more fair distribution of wealth in society. He is also the father of 3 children and husband of Mor Assia, founder of iAngels.

“We couldn’t be more honored to have a seasoned entrepreneur like Yoni join us on the Bancor journey. We have worked side by side in the industry for years and are finally combining our efforts for the good of users everywhere who will benefit from continuously liquid smart tokens” said Guy Benartzi, CEO of Bancor.

To read more about the Bancor Protocol, please visit www.bancor.network

To read more about Yoni Assia, please visit https://twitter.com/yoniassia

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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